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Class of 1909
Emma Troutman Miles H. Beniamln Helen Cole Ralph W. Jordan Ruby M. Allen
Paul E. Matteson Hazel Tuttle Helen E. Tuttle Edgar H. McDermott
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Motto- " Impossible, ,Un-American."
Ruby M. Allen.
We are Americans, and why not live up to the one great
motto that our forefathers took upon themselves, that noth-
ing is impossible, when they endeavored to find a place where
they might be free? There were many dangers and trials to
face but they did not know such a thing as failure. Even
when the Indians became very warlike, they did not give
up but set about with more determination than ever, by
protecting themselves, to conquer them and give them to
understand that they were masters.
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There were many hardships to overcome but they did
not give up for a cause they knew was just. It took many
years of hard, fierce struggling to conquer, but conquer
they did. '
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There is a constant development in every line in this
age. Do we heara great inventor or discoverer say, "I
just can't do that?" Nol He says, " I will" and accom-
plishes whatever he undertakes although it requires years
of hardships. A
In the life of Helen Keller we may seelmany good things
that can be woven into our lives. No one who knew her in
her girlhood days as stubborn and unmanageable, ever
thought that she would one day be classed so high in her
education. She was taken by Miss Sullivan and it was
only through her patience that Hellen Keller was brought
to the front. If she who was denied of most of her senses
could overcome such obstacles, why need we who are blest
with all ours not take renewed courage from this exemplary
life, and strive to overcome what few things that lie in our
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Many deep chasms have been placed by nature and
they have been declared impassible, but by ingenious minds
they have been spanned by some of the finest pieces of en-
gineering that has ever been constructed. While we are
passing through life, there comes a time to each of us when
we come to some kind of a chasm. As we stand at the
brink and gaze into what seems to us fathomless space, we
almost give up in despair for it seems impossible to span it,
but as we muse, a feeling of resoluteness comes over us and
we see that the only way to reach the other side is by put-
ting forth every eifort to make a solid structure of that part
of our life, for
We build the ladder by which we rise
From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies,
And we mount to its summit round by round.
Our high school gives us just the foundation needed to
make a substantial success in life. We have come to the
end of our school life and are now at the parting of the
ways. We should start in with more determination than
ever, that we may ever live true to this motto we have
" Impossible, Un-American."
Charge-" What Shall the End Be."
By Ralph W. Jordan.
W e are not able to prophecy or foretell the mystery of
lifeg not even with the assistance of all the penetrating in-
sight exhibited in modern times are we able to attain to
any clearness regarding our futures. And, since there are
no sign-boards on life's highway with success or failure
marked thereon, it only goes to prove that it is a matter
resting entirely upon our shoulders and it behooves us as to
whether the goal is success or failure.
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We, the members of the class of nineteen hundred and
nine, have been intrusted with this education by our pa-
rents and teachers. Mistakes may mark us back, men may
misjudge us, the half-way spirit be tempting, the fight be
tiring, but let us not, in the midst of any of these condi-
tions, betray the trust and confidence that is and will be
placed in us. '
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Let us take our various stations and hold to them or
else step out and make way for the man who cang let us
not settle down on the steps leading to the hall of achieve-
ment 3 let us not pause in the path of progress 5 let us not be
satisfied with contentment for contentment is rust and rust
is certain decay, let us not be satisfied with being known as
a " good sort of fellow," for the industries of the twentieth
century are already crowded with these second-rate men.
Emerson said, "Hitch your wagon to a star," but a
governor of one of our Western states hath rightly said,-
" Better put your shoulder to the wheel and push." We
must push, for this is the word on the door leading to the
hall of accomplishment. The word PULL is on the other
side, but this is only for the fellow who is going back, who
has been pulled out of his course.
We wish to thank the members of the Board of Educa-
tion for the wonderful improvements and changes, changes
for the better, that they have so faithfully planned and so
successfully carried out in the past four years in our high
school course, a work deserving the highest praise.
We wish to thank our teachers, for whom we have the
-highest regards, for their patient and faithful efforts to im-
part their knowledge and experience to us, oftimes under
trying and adverse conditions.
If we only accomplish all that is before us, we can say:
" Father, I have glorified thee on earth having accomplish-
ed the work which thou hast given me to do.
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